noun, plural con·tu·ma·cies.
Origin of contumacy
Related Words for contumacyinsubordination, recalcitrance, disobedience, refractoriness, contempt, rebelliousness
Examples from the Web for contumacy
Historical Examples of contumacy
As they failed to appear they were condemned for contumacy and deposed.An Introduction to the History of Western Europe
James Harvey Robinson
If he has proceeded since, I shall hold him accountable for his contumacy.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Six
To question his imbecile ideas is to stand in contumacy of the revelation of God.The American Credo
George Jean Nathan
He, however, added to his contumacy by surviving until his ninety-second year.The Magnificent Montez
But can the king forgive your intercession and Warwick's contumacy?The Last Of The Barons, Complete
noun plural -cies
Word Origin for contumacy
late 14c., from Latin contumacia "haughtiness, insolence," noun of quality from contumax (see contumely).